Category: South Asia

BRI under threat after Pakistan Taliban reunification

Gwadar Port Peshawar [Pakistan], September 9 (ANI): Pakistan Taliban’s recent reunification of various breakaway factions will pose threats to projects linked to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in northwestern Pakistan and create internal security issues in the region, according to analysts. The recent development has led to concerns regarding […]


A renowned publisher last week withdrew the publication of a book on Delhi’s communal riots, which claimed dozens of lives in India. The unreleased book blames Muslim students and secular activists for the violence. Last week, Bloomsbury India decided to not publish the book “Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story,” […]

Australia-India Council Board members announced

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 31 August 2020: Mr. Ashok Jacob has been reappointed as Chair and will be joined by three new Australia-India Council (AIC) Board Members: the Hon Lisa Singh, who will serve as Deputy Chair, the Hon Ted Baillieu AO, and Mr. Matthew Hayden AM. The names […]

Defying predictions, Nepal’s remittances still high

Photo- Pattabi Raman, IPS. By Upasana Khadka KATHMANDU, Aug 25, 2020 (IPS) – Despite dire predictions about a drastic drop in remittances that Nepal gets from its workers abroad due to the Covid-19 induced economic downturn, money transfers have hit Rs875 billion which is only 0.5% less than the preceding […]

Pakistan risks losing Arab allies over its ‘new Kashmir policy’

Lacking support from Arab countries for its stance on the Kashmir dispute, Pakistan is looking for new alliances under China’s leadership. How practical is it for Islamabad to pursue its new foreign policy? DW analyzes. Earlier this month, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi blasted the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation, […]